Sound Effects for Dance Movements


All 8 Circulate - "All-8, all-8"
Allemande Left - Clap hands
Bend the Line - "Get Bent!"
Chain Down the Line - "Chain me down, chain me down!"
Couples Circulate - "Circles Copulate"
Dive Thru - "Dive, dive"
                        - "A-oo-ga" (submarine diving noise)
Double Pass Thru - "DPT!"
Ferris Wheel - "Wheeee"
                        - End turns center under arm during turn
Flutterwheel - "Whoop, whoop, whoop"
Ladies Chain - (at C1 & above) Balance and whoop in the center,
                          and eliminate Courtesy Turn
Ladies In, Men Sashay - Ladies whoop it up
Move Up to the Middle and Back
                        - "Moooo"
Pass the Ocean - "Splash!"
                        - Clap hands
Promenade Halfway - Inactives do a Highland Fling Do Si Do
                        - Inactives do a ballroom dance turn
                        - Inactives make circle, do 2 hip bumps with opposite
Reverse the Flutter - "Pow, pow, pow"
                        - "Leehw Rettulf"
Right and Left Grand - Balance and slap L hands when meeting someone with
                          the R hand
Right and Left Thru - "Thank you"
                        - "Thank you" then "You're welcome"
                        - (as a sequence opener at Challenge) "We can do that"
Shoot the Star - "Bang!"
Square Thru - (as a sequence opener, done by heads or sides)
                          Inactives do 2 California Twirls
Stars (during singing call figures (not breaks))
                        - "Aaaaughhh!!!!!!" (scream of despair)
Sweep 1/4 - Sweep the floor with free hand
Swing Thru - "Schwing!"
Touch 1/4 - Touch forehead with free hand
                        - Touch forehead and say "Doh!" a la Homer Simpson
Trade By - "Bye!" (wave goodbye as you pass or trade)
U-Turn Back - "Baaa"
Veer to the Left/Right - "Vera!"
Wheel and Deal - "Wheeling" then "Dealing"
                        - "...and squeal"


Centers Cross Run - "Mee..." (see Mix)
Cloverleaf - Spread arms, act like a child playing airplane
Dixie Style to a Wave - "Hi, Dixie!"
                        - "Ditsy style"
Eight Chain Thru - "Bor-ring!"
Fan the Top - "With a big left hand"
                        - (from LH waves) "With a big wrong hand"
                        - Fan yourself with the outside hand
Hinge - "Creak"/make creaking noise
Scoot Back - Scooters grunt
                        - Scooters squeal if girls
                        - Non-scooters say "Go Girl!" if girls scooting
Slide Thru - "Whoosh" while gracefully sliding arms out
                          to the sides
Spin the Top - "Spin the Top"
                        - "Spin the Top" then "He's no top" (and on, and on...)
                        - "189"
                        - (from LH waves) "981"
Tag the Line - (Trailer taps leader on shoulder) "You're it!"


Acey Deucey - "Quack" (also if cued)
<anything> and Spread - "The higher priced spread"
                        - "I can't believe it's not butter!"
Chase Right - "Chase me, chase me!"
                        - "I'm chased"
Coordinate - "Your shoes don't match your bag!"
Crossfire - Machine gun noises
Cut the Diamond - "Hai-ahhh!"
                        - "Hiya!"
Diamond Circulate - Clap hands
Dixie Grand - "Right! Left! Right!"
                        - "Right! Wrong! Right!"
Explode <anything> - "Boom!"
Flip the Diamond - Flip hands up to shoulders, squeal
Follow Your Neighbor - "Hi, neighbor!"
                        - "Shazam!"
Grand Swing Thru - "Ain't it grand?"
                        - Make "Tarzan swinging through trees" sound
Linear Cycle - "Hinge, fold, pass [or follow], peel"
                        - "Hinge, hold, pass, feel"
                        - "Hinge, fold, cop a feel"
                        - "Blah, blah, blah, blah"
                        - "Hinge, fold, Mister Popeil"
Load the Boat - "Toot, toot"/"Whoo, whoo"
                        - Make a tugboat whistle sound
Partner Tag - Snap fingers
Peel Off - "Rice!"
Peel the Top - (from a Z) "What a surprise!"
Ping Pong Circulate - Clap hands
Relay the Deucey - "Girl on, boy off, girl on, boy off" (regardless
                          of the initial position)
                        - "Hey, Lucy!" in a Desi Arnaz voice
Remake the Thar - "Quarter! Half! Three-quarters!"
Teacup Chain - Morose grumbling
                        - Wild cheering
Track Two - "Track, track"
                        - "Toot, toot"/"Whoo, whoo"
                        - "Track, track, whoopee, whoopee"
                        - "Toot, toot, whoopee, whoopee"
Trade and Roll - "Troll"
Trade the Wave - (at Advanced and above) "Wave"
Triple Scoot - "Rooty-toot-toot!"
(when first getting into a diamond for the first time of the night)
                        - "I see it!"


All 4 Couples Right and Left Thru
                        - "I LOVE this call!"
Anything and Cross - Snarl crossly
Cast a Shadow - Hingers whoop
                        - Non-whoop-ees shout "Rats!"
                        - Those casting back do elaborate over-the-shoulder
                          arm sweep
                        - Shadower raises arms, stalks the person being
                        - "Casta Diva"
Chain Reaction - "Hinge, fold, pass, feel"
Double Star Thru - "Bing, bang"
Half Breed Thru - Indian-style whoo-whoo-whoo
Horseshoe Turn - "Ah choo!"
                        - "Ah choo!" then "Bless you"
                        - "Ah, shit!"
                        - "Horse shit!"
Lock It - "Click"
Mini Busy - "...but few are chosen"
Mix - "Meow" (also if cued, then "Me" on the Cross Run,
                          and "Ow" on the trade)
Motivate - "I don't want to"
Pass and Roll - "Pass the rolls?"
                        - Original centers slap floor twice after turning
Pass Out - Act faint
Pass the Sea - "Wheee!"
Peel and Trail - "Peeling" then "Trailing"
                        - "Trailers always trade"
Scoot and Weave - "Scooting" then "Weaving"
Scoot Chain Thru - "Work, work, work"
                        - "Work, work, work" then "Bitch, bitch, bitch"
                        - "Shop, shop, shop"
Step and Slide - "Scratch and Sniff"
Swap Around - Belles mime slapping opposite beau's face
Switch <anything> - "Swish!"
Trade Circulate - (from 2-faced lines) "Ding, ding" then "He's
                          not here"
Transfer the Column - "Where do you want it?"
Triple Star Thru - "Bing, bang, bong"
Wheel Thru - Clap


Ah So - "Wahoo"
Alter the Wave - "Walter"
                        - "No little waves here!"
Butterfly - Flutter arms gracefully
Checkover - "...the children, Lucille"
                        - "The chitlins"
Counter Rotate - "Big one"
Cross and Turn - Beaus go "Bang!"
Cross Chain and Roll - "Bagels"
Cross Chain Thru - "No bagels"
Dixie Sashay - Do air kisses during Slither
Linear Action - "Starts with a hinge"
Make Magic - "Poof" as you flick fingers in conjuring gesture
O - Raise hands above head to form an O
                        - "Oh"
Pass the Axle - "Who are you calling an axle?"
                        - "Don't turn the star!"
                        - "Ouch!"
Percolate - "Olate, olate"
                        - (on Turn Thru or Cross) "Ole!"
Ramble - "Rambo!"
Relay the Shadow - see Cast a Shadow
Reverse Cross and Turn - Belles go "Gnab!"
Reverse Explode - "Moob!"
Rotary Spin - Make buzzing sound
                        - "Buzz"
Scatter Scoot - "Scatterbrains"
Scoot Back (as part of something else, e.g. in Tag Back to a Wave)
                        - "Back, back!"
Square Chain the Top - "Top, top, top"
Square the Bases - "With smiling faces"
                        - Do a grotesquely fixed grin
                        - "Don't touch me" when passing shoulders
                        - "Shoulders" when passing shoulders, while
                           elaborately making a show of avoiding contact
                           with the other dancer
                        - "Don't turn the star!"
Squeeze the Butterfly - "Yuck!"
Stretch Ah So - "Oooh!"
Stretch <anything> - Yawn and stretch arms
Swing the Fractions - "Quarter! Half! Three quarters! Half! Quarter!"
Tally Ho - "Yoicks!"
Triple Cross - "Bang, bang, bang!"
Wheel Fan Thru - "Wheel your fanny!"
                        - "It's no biggie"
Zing - (sung on a high note) "Laaaa!"


Bounce the <anyone> - <anyone> jumps up and down
Chisel Thru - "In! Out! In!" or "In! In!! In!!!" as appropriate
Criss Cross the Shadow - see Cast a Shadow
Criss Cross Your Neighbor
                        - Trailing ends whoop in the middle
                        - "Rats!" if your're not a trailing end
Cross Ramble - "Rambo, and he's cross!"
Cross the K - "Dot the i"
Drop In - "Anytime!"
File to a Line - "Spread 'em!"
Flip Your Neighbor - Make obscene hand gesture
Funny <anything> - "Ha"
Here Comes the Judge - Right hand dancer: "Right!" or "Judge!"
                        - "The judge is right"
Hocus Pocus - "Oh oh"
Hubs Trade Back - "Hubba, hubba"
Kick Off - "Ouch!" while acting like you were just kicked
                          in the butt
Little More - "Morons"
<anything> Motivate - "<anything>ivate", e.g. "Trade-ivate" or
Perk Up - "Up, up"
                        - "Up, up, whatever that means"
                        - "Up, Chuck"
<anything> Perk Up - "<anything> up", e.g. "Trade up" or "Stack up"
Rims Trade Back - "Rimming"
Single Cross and Wheel - "No trade"
Sock It To Me - Left hand dancer: "Left!" or "Sock!" or "Left sock!"
Stagger Circulate - Stagger
Swing Along - "La, la, la" along with the music
Unwrap the Diamond - (leading point) "Apres moi!"
With the Flow - "She's not here" (Flo)
<anything> to a Diamond (from appropriate t-bone)
                        - "But you won't get one"

Beau Hop - "Bozo"
Belle Hop - "Belle-zo"
Bias Circulate - "How much?"
                        - "Buy a vowel"
                        - "I'm biased" or "I'm not biased"
Breaker 3 - "Break her knee"
                        - "Tonya Harding"
                        - "Galooli!"
Catch <anything> N - (after the anything) "There's a catch"
<anything> Chain Thru - "She's not here" (unless you have Jane at the dance,
                          then "She's here")
Checkerboard Mix - "Sounds like dog food"
Cross <anything> - Snarl crossly
Drift Apart - "Split ends"
Ease Off - "Laaa!" (ends) or "Wahoo!" (centers)
Expand the Column - "Flip out!"
Explode the Top - (when last person joins the star) "<name>'s our hero"
Extender's Dilemma - "Rice or potatoes?"
Flipper's Delight - "Tuna!"
                        - "Getting scrod"
Flipper's Dilemma - "Eat fish or save Timmy?"
Follow the Leader - "Mooooo"
<anything> the Gamut - "Dammit!"
Keep Busy - "I am busy"
Locker's Choice - "Near the showers"
Plan Ahead - "Where DOES that nose go?"
                        - "I want one with a moustache!"
Quarter the Deucey - "Poor deucey"
Reach Out - "Chouting"
                        - "Wocka, wocka"
Recoil - "Reeking; coiling"
                        - "Reeking; oiling"
Scoot and Fancy - "Sid and Nancy"
                        - "Ron and Nancy"
Scoot the Diamond - "What diamond?"
Snap the Lock - Snap fingers when doing partner tag
Something New - "I've done this before"
Spin Chain the Line - "Del loves this call"
Spin the Pulley - "No butts? What holds their legs on?"
Stable - Giggle insanely
Tagger's Delight - "A blank wall"
Tagger's Dilemma - "Spray paint or Magic Marker?"
Team Up - "Bo knows!"
Trade the Deucey - "Quack"
Triple Play - "Hey, hey, hey!"
                        - "Smarter than the average bear"


Boomerang - "Zoomerang"
Change the Centers/Wave - "Into what?"
Fan <anything> - "Waive the trade"
Gee Whiz - "Cheese Whiz"
                        - "Whizzing!"
Lift Off - "Hasta la vista, baby"
                        - "Bye"
Reactivate - "O vate, Pavel"
Reverse the Pass - "Baby, baby, hey"
Reverse the Top - "Fan that puppy"
Scramble - "Choo, ah"
Single Ferris Wheel - "IIIIIIII"
Take 2 - "They're small"


Bits and Pieces - "Kibbles and bits"
Cross Horseshoe Turn - "Choo, Ah"
Curli-Wheel - "Hear them squeal"
                        - "Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk"
Make a Pass - "Hey, babe"
Settle Back - "Set O Back"